The Playtrail is a unique outdoor play & educational facility located within the grounds of 2 special schools on the Racecourse Road, Derry.

The facility incorporates a number of significant play facilities (Junior Play Park, Adventure Play Area & Sensory Garden), woodland fairy walk, outdoor auditorium, a straw bale house (EcoBase) and community allotment scheme.  The Playtrail is 'animated' throughout the year with a range of play based activities and programmes.

All facilities are linked by an accessible trail network and car parking & toilet facilities are available.

Opening hours

The Playtrail is now open to the public until 5.00 pm everyday.

Monday - Friday: 3.00 pm - 5.00 pm
Saturday: 11.00 am - 5.00 pm
Sunday:     1.00 pm - 5.00 pm

What's On

  • Birthday's at the Playtrail
  • Camp Warrior's Days
  • Dads and Lads sessions
  • School visits (inc activity)
  • Team building programmes
  • Teacher / youth worker training


Camino de Santiago 2014
Monday, October 22, 2012

In May 2014 a group will set off to walk the last leg of the Camino Portuguese to raise much needed funds for the Playtrail. All costs for the trip will be meet by the individuals, so all funds raised will go directly to support the work of the charity. This year, we will spend every penny on a new capital project for the children & young people.

The group will be following a famous pilgrims route from the border of Portugal, walking approx 112 km during their trip and staying in hostels at night. The trek will finish in Santiago where they will receive their pilgrims certificate and visit the cathedral.

If you would like to support the efforts of the group and contribute to their fundraising, then simply click the link: